Ready to take it to the next level? Before you even buy a ticket we're going to show you how much you mean to us…

  • A free 9:30 sweet treat for your birthday:
    We'll send you an e-card during your birthday month with directions for picking up your cupcake at the next show you attend
  • Free shipping for online merchandise orders:
    Just enter LOYALTY and your member # at checkout
  • Special access to pre-sales:
    For select shows that we know our members will love we’ll send you an exclusive FwB pre-sale code—so be on the look-out for these emails. This is on top of the weekly email with all our shows—make sure to subscribe to that HERE if you want pre-sale codes every week!
  • Opportunities for tickets to sold out shows:
    From time to time, we’ll be able to get a secret stash so we can share with our friends
  • Free coat check at The Anthem and 9:30 Club (whenever it’s offered)
  • ...and lots more:
    in the past this has included member-exclusive happy hours, early access to special events, random ticket upgrades, and random upgrades to the Merriweather VIP deck—we’re always dreaming up new perks!

Once a member, you can earn points by:

  • Earn 10 points :
    Buying tickets to our shows online via Eventbrite or Ticketmaster, or in person at the box office at the 9:30 Club, The Lincoln Theatre, Merriweather Post Pavilion or The Anthem. There’s no need to enter a number, just make sure your email address on Evenbrite and Ticketmaster matches up with the email address you used to register for Friends with Benefits. When buying in-person, make sure to tell the attendant your email. Credit for purchasing tickets online will show up in your account within 72 hours.
  • Earn 25 points :
    Attending a 9:30 presents at U Street Music Hall show with a paid ticket
  • Earn 35 points :
    Attending a show at the 9:30 Club with a paid ticket
  • Earn 40 points :
    Attending a show at the Lincoln Theatre with a paid ticket
  • Earn 55 points :
    Attending a show at Merriweather Post Pavilion with a paid ticket
  • Earn 55 points :
    Attending a show at The Anthem with a paid ticket
  • Earn 1 point for each dollar spent :
    Buying merch at the 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Lincoln Theatre or The Anthem
  • Earn 1 point for each dollar spent :
    Buying food and beverage at the 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Lincoln Theatre or The Anthem. Earn DOUBLE POINTS for every dollar spent when you use the Rooam app—sign up HERE
  • Earn 75 points :
    Donate your time and you’ll get 75 points for each hour with one of our partner organizations. Cool To Care

See some of our favorite rewards below or click here to see all you'll be able to save for!